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Challenging perceptions

Through featuring female role models or addressing the topic of diversity in engineering head-on, this collection of resources will encourage girls to pursue their love of STEM at school and beyond. 

Challenging perceptions

Engineering is for everyone! We know that. You know that. But do your students?  

Research shows that girls tend to drop STEM subjects at every decision point throughout their schooling (despite generally performing better than boys in those subjects), and that they are less likely than boys to feel they could become an engineer if they wanted to.  

But here’s some good news: studies also show that exposure to the sector from a young age, through engaging activities and relatable role models for example, can turn the trend around. 

The old adage ‘you can’t be what you can’t see’ rings true, here. This collection will help teachers demystify engineering, enabling young people from all walks of life to defy stereotypical views of who can become an engineer and what this entails. 

Online

Youth STEM Matters

Do your students want to be heard on a global platform? Encourage them to submit an article to Youth STEM Matters, a youth-led scientific journal.

  • Ages 5 to 19
  • Online
  • Flexible project work
  • Cost may apply
Online

TeenTech Awards

The TeenTech Awards are for students working in teams to look at problems large and small to see if they can find a better way of doing things.

  • Ages 8 to 19
  • Online
  • Flexible project work
  • Free
Event

A rough guide to engineering

What is engineering? Where can you find it? Come on a journey around the world and find out what engineers do, how they do it, and why!

  • Ages 10 to 16
  • In-school
  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Cost applies
Event

The XX Factor

Discover 6 women in STEM who have done incredible things. From space to maths to music, in an engaging and interactive experience for all!

  • Ages 8 to 19
  • In-school
  • Up to an hour
  • Cost applies
Trip

Girls into STEM

Inspire girls in STEM with university and company visits with hands-on activities.

  • Ages 11 to 14
  • In-school
  • Full day
  • Cost may apply